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posted June 27, 2007 07:15 PM        Edited By: Editor on 29 Jun 2007 16:47
Suzuki Strikes Back with All New Hayabusa for 2008! *HI RES PIX*

Kawasaki better look over their shoulders, because Suzuki's back with an all new 'Busa for 2008. Nope, it wasn't Photoshop, and yes - the Internet leaked it again!

Retaining much of its signature look and shape, Suzuki hopes their new '08 model will to put an end to Kawasaki's powerful ZX-14s positioning in this Hyper Bike category. Will it be enough? 2008 is shaping up to be a big year for the motorcycle industry, so stay tuned!

Available in blue, black and orange, the new Hayabusa's specs and features can be downloaded from our servers here:


Click here to download the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa FEATURES pdf

Click here to download the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa SPECS pdf











The Following Pictures Courtesy Cycleworld.com





















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TeamSpeed


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posted June 27, 2007 07:31 PM        
I like that last pic, for a busa, the colors work well. Blue isn't bad either, but I like the bolder color.
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posted June 27, 2007 07:38 PM        
I like it... looks like they're struck a nice compromise and kept to some of the old style... will be cool to see how the engine does! :THUMBUP
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posted June 27, 2007 07:43 PM        
Fantastic info (as always from Bikeland)
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posted June 27, 2007 07:49 PM        
Thanks for the MUCH nicer pics................... I wasn't feelin' much for that phone camera pic. A point and a half higher compression than the previous model, bump in cc's and dual injectors should make it a match for the 14 in the power dept. Slipper clutch is a real nice touch. Wish I could see the 4 analog guage package..........................
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posted June 27, 2007 07:52 PM        
quote:
Thanks for the MUCH nicer pics................... I wasn't feelin' much for that phone camera pic. A point and a half higher compression than the previous model, bump in cc's and dual injectors should make it a match for the 14 in the power dept. Slipper clutch is a real nice touch. Wish I could see the 4 analog guage package..........................


(PERK!?) SLIPPER CLUTCH???????????????? Downshifting without the rear wheel locking in the tights!????

I should've paid attention to the specs...going to reread
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posted June 27, 2007 07:53 PM        
I would say, it will probably shut down a lot of the zx14 hype, but thats okay, cause it will be cool when us guys with a fast still stock internal motored 1199 cc zx12 out runs the 1340cc zuk...........

its still ugly...........


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posted June 27, 2007 07:55 PM        
One thing hard to debate- Suzuki has built fans and brand loyalty (cult-ish following)with the Hayabusa of yesteryear.

I strongly suspect for that reason alone it'll outsell the 14 by a wide margin no matter what it does on a drag strip or race track.
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posted June 27, 2007 07:58 PM        
quote:
Fantastic info (as always from Bikeland)



+1.......... Thanks fish..............

I'll tell ya right now............it's gonna be a runner. I'll bet it will handle real well too.

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posted June 27, 2007 07:58 PM        
quote:
quote:
Fantastic info (as always from Bikeland)



+1.......... Thanks fish..............

I'll tell ya right now............it's gonna be a runner. I'll bet it will handle real well too.


If its equipped with a slipper clutch, I promise it will!
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posted June 27, 2007 07:59 PM        
Slipper clutch! Very very very nice touch!
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posted June 27, 2007 08:01 PM        
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Slipper clutch! Very very very nice touch!


+1

That changed the whole story. OK I'll admit- I wasn't even suspecting such so I didn't look at the spec sheet in any great length
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posted June 27, 2007 08:02 PM        
why did they only put gold wheels on the blue one
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posted June 27, 2007 08:06 PM        
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why did they only put gold wheels on the blue one


you like them? I can't stand that goldish brown on my 14
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posted June 27, 2007 08:11 PM        
It certainly looks like the rider will complete the package when tucked in. If it is ANY more aerodynamic than the original, this new Busa will be tearin' it up at Maxton, Texas and Bonneville.............
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posted June 27, 2007 08:13 PM        
front brakes appear upgraded
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posted June 27, 2007 08:14 PM        
Yep.........forks and shock too...............
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posted June 27, 2007 08:15 PM        
Looks like the same master cyl...................
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posted June 27, 2007 08:27 PM        
bet the seat cover pops off without requiring the removal of 4 screws every time one wants to ride a lady on the back, that and the SLIPPER clutch for the corners really has me eager to see the bike in the showroom!


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posted June 27, 2007 08:41 PM        Edited By: FasterThanStink on 27 Jun 2007 20:41
I'm eager to see the two cooling fans.:P
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posted June 27, 2007 08:43 PM        
LoL! I just noticed it on the spec sheet is why i posted it up in your overheating thread
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posted June 27, 2007 08:44 PM        
Ohhh come on guys that thing is butt ugly ....Wait till you see the tail light ...OHH MY ... it looks like some bolted a VW to the back of the bike ....
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posted June 27, 2007 08:46 PM        
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why did they only put gold wheels on the blue one


you like them? I can't stand that goldish brown on my 14






they not brown but gold.... nawh i don't like but why only on the blue....
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posted June 27, 2007 08:49 PM        
quote:
Ohhh come on guys that thing is butt ugly ....Wait till you see the tail light ...OHH MY ... it looks like some bolted a VW to the back of the bike ....





now who was saying just the other day NOT BAD.....still looks like a 9 yr old motorcycle... a ugly 9 yrs old motorcycle....but if that bunka has the fking motor then they are gonna be 2 years gearing aftermarket
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posted June 27, 2007 08:50 PM        
hopefully not too far off-topic but for '08 I am very anxious to see if Honda redesigns the litre bike like they did that 600RR.... if so look out. Hopefully Bikeland will find out and write
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